Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) on PET and CT

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) on PET and CT

FIGURE 19–65.

18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) images of coronary arterial 18F-FDG uptake. Intense 18F-FDG uptake is seen in the left main coronary artery and the stented culprit lesion in a patient with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) (A). Uptake is less intense in another patient with stable coronary artery disease and a recent stent placement (B), whereas only mild uptake is seen in a patient with coronary artery disease and an old stent (C). Mild 18F-FDG uptake is noted in the trifurcation of the left main (LM) coronary artery in a patient with ACS (D). Reproduced with permission from Rogers IS, Nasir K, Figueroa AL, et al: Feasibility of FDG imaging of the coronary arteries: comparison between acute coronary syndrome and stable angina. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2010 Apr;3(4):388-397.236

Read More about Imaging Studies to Diagnose CAD in Context: 

Hurst’s the Heart, 14e: Chapter 19. Positron Emission Tomography in Heart Disease

Read about Imaging Studies to Diagnose CAD:

Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, 20e: Chapter 236. Noninvasive Cardiac Imaging: Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology, and Magnetic Resonance/ Computed Tomography Imaging

 Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine, 2e: Chapter 115. Advanced Cardiothoracic Imaging